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Shakespeare’s Language of Gender

Part of our regular Research Conversations

A research conversation led by Dame Harriet Walter

Celebrated actor Dame Harriet Walter explores to what extent Shakespeare’s language designates the gender of a character, and asks how far can we regard it as gender-neutral?

At a time when women are increasingly being cast in Shakespeare’s male roles, Dame Harriet has played characters ranging from the iconic female Cleopatra to the conflicted military leader, Brutus. Signed copies of Dame Harriet’s Brutus and Other Heroines will also be available for purchase at the event.

This event is part of our regular series of Research Conversations. Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to hear from people who are engaged in research, often working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s own Collections. A presentation of around thirty minutes is followed by an open discussion. Research Conversations take place from 5pm to 6pm and are free to attend. 

Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Free. No need to book, just turn up and bring your friends!

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